ANC Gauteng Legislature
Toddlers Murder: ANC to intervene

Toddlers Murder: ANC to intervene

16 October 2013

The African National Congress (ANC) in the Gauteng Legislature is to intervene in what appears to be a growing attack on toddlers in Diepsloot North of Johannesburg.

The bodies of two young girls aged between three and five years-old reported missing last week were discovered yesterday. Convenor of the ANC Parliamentary Constituency Office (PCO) in the Randburg and Economic Development Portfolio Chair in the Legislature Sphiwe Mgcina said the heart-breaking news means all concerned must now take action.

"This is enough and it cannot go on for a day longer! Last month we laid to rest 5-year-old Annalisa Mkhondo who was also murdered and raped in similar circumstances. Just this past weekend, as part of that programme we planned as response to the murder of Annalisa, we had meetings with faith based organisations to discuss their role in this regard, and now this?"

"We are going to intensify our community mobilisation programme. We will be bringing together all stakeholders; business, youth, educators, parents, NGO and the criminal justice fraternity to deal with this matter. At the onset, we are going to launch Child Safety and Child Protection Programmes in schools because we believe only once the community is able to actively protect themselves, can we make a serious dent on this scourge," said Mgcina.

He said the PCO will be launching this community mobilisation programme as part of the National response to this tragedy and will ensure that as part of the campaign, the PCO will encourage residents to work with police to ensure that those responsible faces the full might of the law.

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